Filming has begun on One Day, a movie based on a critically acclaimed 2009 book by David Nicholls. The novel follows two people over the course of 20 years, looking in on them on the same day each year, beginning on July 15 1988. Anne Hathaway stars with Jim Sturgess, and Lone Scherfig, who directed An Education, directs.
Some reviews for the novel:
‘It’s rare to find a novel which ranges over the recent past with such authority, and even rarer to find one in which the two leading characters are drawn with such solidity, such painful fidelity, to real life that you really do put the book down with the hallucinatory feeling that they’ve become as well known to you as your closest friends. Hard to imagine anyone encountering characters as well drawn as this and not recognizing the extraordinary talent of the writer who has created them.’ (Jonathan Coe, Guardian Books of the Year 2009 20090621)
‘Incredibly moving’ (Marian Keyes, writing in the Irish Independent 20090621)
‘A totally brilliant book about the heartbreaking gap between the way we were and the way we are…the best weird love story since THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE. Every reader will fall in love with it. And every writer will wish they had written it.’ (Tony Parsons 20090621)
‘Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable . . . brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life . . . the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads’ (Nick Hornby 20090621)
‘The funniest, loveliest book I’ve read in ages. Most of all it is horribly, cringingly, absolutely 100% honest and true to life: I lived every page.’ (Jenny Colgan 20090621)